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Morris, Janet E

(1946-    ) US defense specialist and author who gained some note as bass player 1972-1975 in the band named after her husband, Chris Morris; he subsequently collaborated with Morris on several sf novels, always as Chris Morris. She herself began writing with the ambitious Silistra sequence, comprising High Couch of Silistra (1977; rev vt Returning Creation 1984), The Golden Sword (1977), Wind from the Abyss (1978) and The Carnelian Throne (1979). Toughly told and ...

Storr, Catherine

(1913-2001) UK doctor and author, for many years a psychotherapist, after 1963 a prolific author of journalism, children's books – most famously Marianne Dreams (1958; vt The Magic Drawing Pencil 1960), in which physical and mental malaises are incarnated in a fantasy world – and an sf novel, Unnatural Fathers (1976), in which the success of an experiment to make men capable of child-bearing causes great upheavals in a Near-Future UK. [JC/BS]

Renegade Legion

Cardboard models based Wargame series (from 1987). FASA. Designed by Sam Lewis, Jordan Weisman. / Renegade Legion is set in the sixty-ninth century, when the Terran Overlord Government (TOG), a human Galactic Empire deliberately modelled on Imperial Rome, oppresses the galaxy. Its only significant opponents are the egalitarian Commonwealth and its allies, the eponymous Legions, who have defected from the TOG. The milieu is perhaps best summarized as a conflict between an idealized British ...

Oneamisu no Tsubasa

["The Wings of Honneamise"] Japanese animated film (1987). Gainax, Bandai Visual, Tōhō Tōwa. Directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga. Written by Hiroyuki Yamaga. Cast includes Leo Morimoto and Mitsuki Yayoi. 119 minutes. Colour. / Shirotsugh Lhadatt (Morimoto) is a hapless, directionless youth who becomes one of the test subjects in his kingdom's rickety, underfunded space programme. A dead-end propaganda exercise by a distracted government, the mission seems doomed to failure until ...

All-New Super Friends Hour, The

Animated tv series (1977-1978; vt Super Friends II). Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC-TV. Executive Producers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera. Creative Producer: Iwo Takamoto. Directed by Charles A Nichols. Writers included Willie Gilbert, Elena Lesser, Orville H Hampton, Duane Poole, others. Cast includes Norman Alden, Jack Angle, Michael Bell, Danny Dark, Shannon Farnum, Buster Jones, Casey Kasem, Michael Rye, Olan Soule and Liberty Williams. Narrator: William Woodson. 15 60-minute episodes, ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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